The House of Commons Library have published a November 2017 briefing (pdf) on the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19.
This is a Private Member’s Bill, seeking to make provision about the oversight and management of the use of force in mental health units. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill 2017-19”
Liberty, Amnesty International UK, the Public Law Project and JUSTICE have issued a joint October 2017 briefing on the rights implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. Continue reading “Liberty, AIUK, PLP and JUSTICE briefing: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill”
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) measurement framework is a new “lever for change.”
Launched in October 2017, the measurement framework (pdf) can be used to monitor progress towards greater equality and fulfilment of human rights. Continue reading “EHRC tool: Measurement Framework for Equality and Human Rights”
The fifth round of Brexit negotiations ran from 9 to 12 October 2017. Some progress was made in the areas of citizens’ rights and the Irish border, but not on the ‘divorce bill.’
This is according to an October 2017 briefing (pdf) from the House of Commons Library.
Incomes are not keeping up with prices, and the living standards of ordinary working families are being eroded.
This is according to an October 2017 briefing (pdf) on the November budget from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
Continue reading “JRF briefing: November 2017 Budget – Incomes Not Keeping up with Prices”
The past decade has seen a huge growth in numbers of children experiencing homelessness and being forced to live in temporary accommodation. Living in temporary accommodation can result in breaches of many key children’s rights.
In an October 2017 briefing, CRAE explains how taking a children’s rights approach to homeless policy could help challenge and tackle some of these issues.
Continue reading “CRAE briefing: Using Children’s Rights in Homelessness Policy”
Concerns have been raised about sexual harassment in all stages of education.
This House of Commons Library briefing (pdf) provides information on the requirements on schools, colleges and universities, and relevant recent developments. Continue reading “House of Commons Library briefing: Sexual Harassment in Education”
The Home Office have updated their statutory guidance (pdf) on slavery and human trafficking in business and supply chains.
This October 2017 update replaces initial guidance published in October 2015. Continue reading “Home Office updated guidance: Slavery and Human Trafficking in Supply Chains”
The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has called for a “wholesale shift in the scale of ambition across Government and the NHS on children’s mental health care.” Continue reading “Children’s Commissioner for England briefing: Children’s Mental Healthcare in England”
National Hate Crime Awareness week is 14-21 October 2017. We stand with charities from across the equality spectrum, and all victims of hate crime, to ask for equal treatment before the law.
We are better than hate.
Continue reading “#WeStandTogether – Make Hate Crime Equal in Law”